A patient with cholecystitis is receiving nutritional counseling. The nurse should instruct the patient to:
• Fat stimulates the release of bile from the gall bladder. During cholecystitis, this will irritate the gall bladder and cause pain
• Carbohydrate and protein intake do not affect the gall bladder
The nurse is assessing a new admission, a
A patient is brought into the emergency department with a pheochromocytoma. In order to reverse the lethal symptoms of this disease, the nurse prepares to infuse:
A 52-year-old male with Addison's disease is receiving discharge instructions related to disease management. During periods of stress, the patient should be instructed to:
A patient with burn injuries has a carbon monoxide level of 45%. The nurse would expect which of the following based on this carbon monoxide level?
A nurse is assessing a patient in which meningitis is suspected in the emergency department. Which of the following symptoms would the nurse associate with meningitis?
A 25-year-old patient was admitted with a complete C7 transection of the spinal cord injury. What must the nurse include in the care plan of this patient during the immediate post-injury period?
A patient who is under treatment with antipsychotic drugs develops a potentially lethal complication of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). The nurse recognizes that an early sign of NMS is:
The nurse is caring for a patient that suffered from a myocardial infarction. While monitoring the patient's EKG for signs of a myocardial infarction, the nurse may observe which of the following?
A patient has developed the cardiac arrhythmia torsades de pointes. The nurse should prepare to administer:
The nurse is caring for a patient after undergoing a laminectomy. In regards to patient activity and positioning, the nurse should:
A patient recovering from a myocardial infarction has been in bed for 6 days. The patient now complains of calf pain. The nurse should first:
The nurse is educating a patient scheduled to undergo a percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). The nurse explains that a balloon-tipped catheter will:
A patient with a closed head injury is admitted to the hospital. The nurse observes a yellow ring around a clear moist area on the patient’s pillow. The nurse is correct by thinking that this finding is:
The nurse is assessing a patient scheduled for surgery later today. The patient is complaining of chest and shoulder pain, perspiration, and shortness of breath. Which of the following should be done?
A nurse is conducting an hourly neurological assessment on a post-stroke male patient. Upon assessment, the patient only moans and withdraws to pain without opening his eyes. What is his total score in the Glasgow coma scale?
The nurse is suctioning a patient's endotracheal tube and observes sinus bradycardia on the patient's EKG monitor. What should the nurse do next?
A client has moderate-to-severe hypotonic extracellular fluid loss. Which IV fluids can be administered to correct the fluid balance?